Website Security: A Driving Factor for Why We Use Craft CMS.
Article — You might follow the best Information Technology security practices across your business, but if your website isn’t secure, it’s like locking all of your windows but leaving the front door wide open. Can you really afford to compromise your online security? 🔒
Posted by Chris Sargeant
Cyber security is becoming more and more important every day. The regulatory and legislative cyber environment in Australia is evolving rapidly, with the release of the Federal Government’s Discussion Paper for the forthcoming 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy now out for consultation.
A company website is just as much a part of this evolving environment as any Information and Communication Technology (ICT) asset. In fact, a website is often the primary attack vector for malicious actors. Recent data that looked at over 7 million websites, reports that a website experiences an average of 94 attacks every day, and is visited by bots approximately 2 and a half thousand times a week.
Don't Treat Website Security as an Afterthought
A website is one of the biggest digital investments that a business will make, so it is super surprising that little or no thought goes into asset cyber protection.
Despite this fact, however, a lot of agencies still treat website security as an afterthought by employing Content Management System (CMS) products that are either poorly maintained or rely far too heavily on third-party plugins to function.
You might follow the best Information Technology security practices across your business, but if your website isn’t secure it’s like locking all of your windows but leaving the front door wide open.
How Does Craft CMS Compare?
We use Craft CMS here at Spicy Web, not only because it provides blazingly fast websites and the most flexible content editor on the market, but it is also built with security front-of-mind, allowing us to lock down our websites to best protect our clients and their customers.
According to the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, since 2017 Craft CMS has experienced a fraction of the vulnerabilities of other mainstream CMS products like Drupal and WordPress - WordPress, in particular, has nearly 10 times more reported security issues than Craft.
If you're in the market for a website, don’t get off on the wrong foot. Make sure to ask about website security, check the independent cyber statistics, and always go with the best technology, like CraftCMS.